IoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

Sunny Dhillon Contributor   Sunny Dhillon is an early-stage investor at Signia Ventures in San Francisco where he invests in retail tech, e-commerce infrastructure and logistics, alongside consumer and enterprise software startups. More posts by this contributor From farm to phone: A paradigm shift in grocery An optimistic view of deepfakes Even as e-grocery usage … Read moreIoT and data science will boost foodtech in the post-pandemic era

Startup-assisted microschools ease remote schooling pain, but could widen academic divides

Weekdays helps parents connect with caregivers and teachers to provide for small groups of kids. (Weekdays Photo) With K-12 schools reopening now and over the coming weeks, parents are facing a COVID-driven misery they’d hoped was behind them: a return to remote schooling. Challenging at any age, school-from-home is particularly tough for preschool to elementary … Read moreStartup-assisted microschools ease remote schooling pain, but could widen academic divides

Can learning pods scale, or are they widening edtech’s digital divide?

Lucia, a six-year old, hides from Zoom calls and has rejected every edtech tool from Seesaw to Khan Academy. She will spend all of first grade in quarantine. Her mother, Claire Díaz-Ortiz, says her daughter fits squarely into the “distance learning death zone.” The idea is that younger children are too young to do distance … Read moreCan learning pods scale, or are they widening edtech’s digital divide?

YC-backed Statiq wants to bootstrap India’s EV charging network

Electric vehicles (EVs) are spreading throughout the world. While Tesla has drawn the most attention in the United States with its luxurious and cutting-edge cars, EVs are becoming a mainstay in markets far away from the environs of California. Take India for instance. In the local mobility market, two- and three-wheel vehicles are starting to … Read moreYC-backed Statiq wants to bootstrap India’s EV charging network